Measurements of transverse lateral and longitudinal angular shifts of high-azimuthal-mode Laguerre-Gaussian beams reflected at a dielectric interface near critical incidence

Miki Sato, Hiroyuki Sasada

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Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beams with a radial mode index p = 0 and azimuthal mode indices l from -5 to 5 are reflected at a glass-air interface near critical incidence, and the transverse lateral and longitudinal angular shifts of the intensity center of gravity are measured relative to the LGp=0,l=0 beam. The LG beams are generated with a programmable spatial light modulator that displays computer-generated holograms encoding phase and amplitude information. The measured relative shifts are greatly enhanced near the critical angle and agree with the theoretical values numerically calculated using the wavenumber-space representation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014018
JournalJournal of Optics (United Kingdom)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1



  • Beam shift
  • Laguerre-Gaussian beam
  • critical incidence
  • orbital angular momentum
  • reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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